Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Yeah, so I don’t feel any better. Everything tastes like snot and mucus and my head is borderline explosive. I had a moment of sweet bliss this morning around 5:00 when I woke up, took my Vicks nose spray and gave myself two bursts up the nasal cavities. I lay there on my back, able to breathe, and fell back asleep.

Now I’m sitting here wondering if I’m going to make it through the day or if I should just go home and lay down. For now, I press on. For later, who knows?

In news, and I’m sure most of you know, Pat Rothfuss has once again posted a few blog posts about the Heifer Fund fundraiser. In fact, he’s formed a group called Worldbuilders, which I think sounds pretty sweet. Last year, Pat matched every dollar donated, which happened to be around $53k. He almost went broke from that, so this year he’s matching 50% of every dollar. There are thousands of prizes to win through the fundraiser. To be eligible you must donate through Pat’s page. More information is available here at his blog.

So, since I’ve felt like a sack full of crap for a few days I’ve been laying on the couch quite a bit. That means I’ve been playing a lot of Oblivion, which I’m finding pretty fun and entertaining, though not as much as Fallout 3.

In other news I managed to clear up around 2 gigs of my iPod by down converting many of my higher bit rate (~anything above 192kbit) to 128kbit. I can’t really tell a difference in the sound quality. So yay to me.

Yet another piece of news is that I failed (miserably) at my NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words. I made it to 21k, got a little bored, got really busy, got some other excuses and stalled. So, perhaps one day I’ll finish the story I started. I’ve got goals and things set for it, but I don’t know. I kind of see myself as more of a short story writer as opposed to long stories.

No one figured out my second favorite Disney film. Really. I thought it was pretty obvious, but apparently not. Of course, it’s highly probable no one bothered to look. I doubt I would. See, sometimes I get my wires crossed and my audience mixed up. I’m doing this whole blog thing for myself, and when the fancy strikes, for you folks. (O the sweet, sweet taste of pumpkin delights.) Often I find it difficult to differentiate between them, but the difference is there.

In STAR WARS related news, check out this "Best of Star Wars Twitter Thanksgiving Meme" thing. My favorite was either "It's as if millions of green beans cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced" or "I am altering the meal. Pray I don't alter it further." Pretty funny stuff. And also there's this Storm Trooper Elvis cubecraft thing, which I printed out and made. As a word of advice, if you do this, use the suggested cardstock paper, not regular paper. Mine was pretty tough to do since I used regular paper.

I don’t really want to be staring at a computer screen the rest of the day. I bought a new digital camera. I passed my Erosion test that I took a week or two ago, so now I’m an officially state-certified Erosion Inspector. Goodnight moons. Writing Wednesday tomorrow.


Crystal said...

You got about 20k words more than me for NaNoWriMo. I guess there's always next year!

Congrats on the Erosion test!!

Hope you feel better soon!

logankstewart said...

Thanks Crystal, and aye, there's always next year.

David Wagner said...

Maybe you can clean up a chapter or two and post them here for us to read, say, on a Writing Wednesday, when the epic is complete? hint hint!

Oblivion... I shudder to think of the hours I've spent playing that game. Love it. I usually craft characters that end up being master marksmen, with strong blade/blunt skills to fall back on.

I don't do magic much - just a basic fireball and healing spell. There's a mod I downloaded called "Midas' Magic Mod" that adds dozens of cool spells and things... it even comes with a custom dungeon in the far north that has a Balrog in it, from LOTR!

Actually, fighting that balrog is one of my strongest memories from playing Oblivion... once you aggro him, it follows you until one of you is dead. I went to fight it with my strongest character, and once I saw that I was doing next-to-no damage to it, I fled... I nearly screamed like a woman when it followed me outside and started chasing me through the countryside! I ran and ran, backpedaling, firing my best stuff at it with nary a dent. Eventually, I led it back into the Imperial City, to the Arcane University with all those magicians roaming around, and got the city security and all the magi to help me fight it, in this giant battle that took a half hour.

It was amazing.

In fact, I may load it up tonight and do it again, thanks for reminding me!

Anyway, sorry that you're feeling so bad. I trust you'll feel better soon. That Star Wars link is terrific.

As far as who we write our blogs for, yeah, it's hard to remember sometimes... Sometimes I get bummed when I get no comments (like today so far) but then I remind myself like you did... I do this for me and my betterment primarily... if anyone actually reads it and likes it, it's gravy. I'm thankful for the folks who still read every day...

Anyway, get well soon. No clue on the second fave Disney flick. Monsters Inc?

logankstewart said...

David: Heh. Yeah, maybe. Just maybe.

That balrog sounds crazy. I don't do magic or bow, just blades. Really the only magic I use has been healing. I have got in a few fights with stuff that I couldn't kill and ran all across the countryside until I got to a city and got people to help me fight. Too bad those mods aren't available on the 360.

No, not Monsters Inc. Pixar films don't count.

Krista said...

Hey Logan! How are you doing?

Well, I am so sorry to hear you are sick! My lil' one just came down with a cold too. I guess it's that time of year again, eh? Hope you get well soon :)

Sorry you didn't reach your goal with the novel, but hey, I agree with David I wouldn't mind reading it on WW... :) lol!

And Darn I was going to guess again on your fave Disney movie, but I already seen what it is on facebook lol...

logankstewart said...

@Krista: Uh, well, I'm doing better than I was but not as good as I could be doing. And we'll just see about the NaNoWriMo work some day in the future, when the world's a much darker place and there's nothing left to look at.